Why The Office (US) Is The Gold Standard Of Sitcoms

The US version of The Office is the absolute gold standard of sitcoms. Nine seasons over eight years of running starting in 2005 and ending in 2013 The Office is arguably the single most recognized sitcom around the world today and for good reason. Masterminded by Ricky Gervais and pushed forward by a perfectly casted set of actors and actresses there is no doubting the quality of The Office which sets the bar for all future sitcoms.

But why is The Office on the top shelf of its genre?

Casting

Lets start with the casting, The Office has arguably the best cast of actors and actresses ever assembled for one single sitcom. There are no bad picks, not a single person could be switched out for anyone else and each role is played to its absolute best. Jenna Fischer (Pam Beasly), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) and Steve Carell (Michael Scott) makeup what I suppose you could call the key characters and each one never fails to disappoint. Their chemistry on screen, dedication to the roles and connection to their characters make The Office the genius piece of work that it is, making such a simple concept on surface level so addicting to watch episode after episode.

John Krasinski reunites with 'The Office' cast to do show's wedding dance

You see these characters portrayed so well that you become so quickly familiarized with the intricate details of each of them and dedicated to their stories as time goes by. This is all without even mentioning the stupidly talent-stacked set of personnel held outside of those key roles in the form of people such as Ed Helms, B.J Novak, Craig Robinson, Angela Kinsey, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Brian Baumgartner, Paul Lieberstein, Kate Flannery and so many more.

The casting effort pulled off in this series is beyond remarkable with every single person seeming so comfortable in their roles it was as if they were just playing themselves. You can tell that these people loved what they did and were so passionate for the show and their various characters that to say this came out in the final cuts would be the greatest of understatements.

Character Arcs

The perfect sitcom positions itself in good standing on both comedic and plotline footings, it can sway slightly to either side here and there but must maintain both in equal stead throughout its course. The problem with so many sitcoms is that they attempt to push so hard on the comedic aspect of the production that they leave a lot left to be desired in the plotlines, particularly in the form of lacking character development or character arcs. The Office never even shows even a slight glimpse of this issue.

Throughout its course The Office slowly builds up a number of complex and intertwining character arcs that are so perfectly written and developed that you cant help but get invested in each and every one of them. From the central love story of Jim and Pam, to Pam and Michael’s friendship, to Dwight and Jim’s rivalry turned brotherhood the list of developing plotlines within this series is nothing short of astounding, all within the simple setting of just one ‘Dunder Mifflin Paper Company’ office.

The Office Wanted to Divorce Jim and Pam in Final Season

You get so enthralled in these character arcs over the course of the nine seasons that in many ways the comedic genius actually tends to become something of an added bonus. There are no stones left unturned in the writing of The Office and each character (including those with less screen time) has their own individual story to tell. The actions of each character have serious implications on the lives of the others and at no point is any character out of the loop so much that they become irrelevant to the storyline.

The Office jumps all over the place going through episodic periods in which certain characters and their arcs are focalised and the seamless changes between the particular storylines allow these stories to become so real and yet equally absurd that you can’t help be dragged into them.

Comedy Choices

The Office is just funny, and whilst comedy is a really difficult thing to put into words The Office is one of those examples that shows you the right way to pull it off. Sure, not everyone will be laughing hysterically at every single joke and some of the scenes might actually make you cringe in awkwardness, but they are like this by design and that is the very novelty of this show.

You would be pretty hard stretched to find a single episode in The Office’s eight year runtime that wouldn’t muster at least a single laugh from even the harshest of critics. The jokes, the timing, the relatability, everything from slapstick to wit The Office throws everything in the book at you dodging cliché’s every step of the way. Given such a versatile set of producers and actors how could it not. There is a very good reason that people around the world, even those who haven’t even watched a single episode of the show, quote Michael Scott on a daily basis.

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Not every joke lands but it doesn’t have to, this show is portraying everyday people with everyday lives, the imperfect nature of some of the characters jokes is something that makes sense in the context of their lives.

When a show can run for nine straight seasons and manage to continue on despite losing arguably the most central figure in Steve Carell for the last few you have to accept that there is some serious quality to be found. For that show to then also be founded on comedy you know that it’s something extraordinary and so rarely seen in the modern age of pumping out content for the sake of content.

“If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.”

Michael Scott
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The Office has aged like fine wine and since its finale in 2013 has only grown in popularity in a market that has since failed to produce anything with an experience even in the ballpark that one has when watching this show. It’s the style of the show that really sets it apart from the crowd and in its mockumentary approach to the traditional sitcom genre you are able to find yourself so invested in the lives of these regular office people, seeing more of yourself in them than you might like to admit.

And when all is said and done and you get to the closing minutes of the show you can’t help but look back on it with a certain sadness at the fact that your journey alongside these characters has come to a close but equally so a great warmness in the fact that you took the chance to sit down and appreciate The Office for what it is.

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Disney Plus Could Overtake Netflix, Here’s Why…

Disney Plus has absolutely exploded onto the scene and is currently pulling in unprecedented numbers and audiences that services such as Netflix surely must be feeling nervous about.

In November of 2019 Disney Plus amassed 10 Million Subscribers.

It is February of 2021 and Disney Plus has easily pushed past 90 Million Subscribers.

Take that in…

That is around 14 Months ahead of projections and there looks to be absolutely no signs of letting up with millions of new paying subscribers flooding in month after month.

In a little over one year Disney Plus has amassed an unbelievably large audience of over 90 million people, which is nothing short of mind blowing considering the fact that it was in the very same November of 2019 when the service was actually launched.

Lets compare that to Netflix. Founded in 1997 Netflix took SIX YEARS to gain it’s 1 million subscriber milestone in 2003.

Though it is important to understand that Netflix underwent a lot of changes in it’s first few years and was obviously arising in a very different climate.

However that isn’t to understate these numbers from Disney Plus. To push towards half of Netflix’s total subscribers (Around 200 million) in just over a single year is bound to concern the streaming giant.

Now Disney Plus is obviously aiming towards quite a targeted market by making the franchises under Disney’s control exclusive to that service, however with such an explosion into the market it would not be surprising in the slightest to see Disney Plus branching out to license other films from completely separate studios. Which could prove to be a huge threat to the success of Netflix.

And with projections for Disney Plus to reach around 230-240 million paid subscribers by 2023-24 how could you not be speculative as to where that will leave services like Netflix.

But How and Why has Disney Plus exploded in the way it has?

There are plenty of obvious reasons to pin to the massive and immediate success of Disney Plus, in built audience, plenty of funding, competitive pricing the list goes on. But what really seems to have pushed Disney Plus to new heights as a platform is it’s decision to have content that is completely exclusive to its service.

You quite literally are unable to stream those shows, movies and documentaries anywhere other than Disney Plus, and that is where Netflix just can’t compete.

You’ll be able to find heaps of movies on Netflix scattered across the streaming industry from Hulu to Amazon Prime Video to HBO Max to Stan you’ll be able to stream plenty of Netflix’s catalogue across other services.

This doesn’t apply to Disney Plus, you cannot find what is on Disney Plus on any other streaming service and you therefore have no other option other than to subscribe to their service if you wish to stream that content.

And what really packs the killer punch is the fact that Disney has control of some of the biggest franchises on the planet.

-Star Wars

-Marvel

-Pixar

-National Geographic

These are monumentally huge franchises with billions of dollars worth of production value boasting millions of unbelievably dedicated and global fans, all exclusively available to one service and one service only. Disney Plus.

It’s genius.

Netflix has tried to push their own smaller version of this concept with Netflix originals with mixed results, but there is just no way for them to compete competitively with Disney Plus as far as exclusive content goes because that is the very crux of Disney’s platform.

Netflix has variety but Disney has exclusivity. In essence that is where things currently stand and are the central reasons behind each platform’s success.

So hypothetically if Disney Plus was able to grow such a large subscriber base and proceed to branch out by licensing big titles outside of it’s direct umbrella, Netflix may well see detrimental downturns in returning subscribers. Meaning unless they make some serious decisions on how exactly they can add the same amount of incentive we’re currently seeing from Disney Plus.

Disney Plus is the fastest growing streaming service on the planet, and easily the fastest service to put up 90 million subscribers.

Does this mean to say that Netflix is going to crash, crumble, die and fall out of existence, absolutely not. But just you can’t help but be interested to see what Disney Plus does into the coming years with it’s platform and given the numbers the service is putting up (Which are only growing faster and higher) Netflix executives have to be looking at each other with considerable concern.

21st Century Fox Movies You Need To Watch

21st Century Fox movies have captured audiences for decades and whilst the huge studio doesn’t hit the mark every time they certainly have some serious titles in their arsenal, some of which you just absolutely must see no matter the type of moviegoer you are. From mind bending sci-fi thrillers to action packed comedies to arguably the greatest Christmas film of all time these are 10 21st Century Fox movies you need to watch...

The Martian (2015)

Matt Damon in The Martian
Matt Damon in The Martian

Based off the Andy Weir novel of the same name The Martian is the quintessential space exploration story gone wrong and with Matt Damon at the helm Fox bagged themselves seven Oscar Nominations and an absolute must watch in both it’s category and just in general.

Star Wars Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope

Fox has lost a lot of the rights to the Star Wars franchise but still has the rights to A New Hope and were the company behind it’s production (Along with the rest of the Original and Sequel trilogy) and timeless release. The first Star Wars movie to be released, A New Hope and the Star Wars franchise as a whole tops the lists for some of Fox’s best work and is still well and truly a must-watch even after all these years.

Life Of Pi (2013)

Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi
Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi

Fox once again taking a top notch novel and converting it impressively into a top shelf film. Considering so much more beyond it’s surface level Life of Pi packs and enthralling story and far deeper consideration of big ideas for those that choose to delve into them and is for many one of the probably underrated yet still massive successes in 21st Century Fox movie history.

Logan (2017)

Hugh Jackman in Logan
Hugh Jackman in Logan

21st Century Fox decided to put the last piece of Wolverine’s puzzle together in the 2017 smash hit Logan and in doing so arguably created one of the best films in the characters entire character ark. Hugh Jackman did the role more than justice and Fox executed the ending of his story in the role that was surprisingly perfect. Even for those whom distain at the idea of ‘superhero’ movies Logan is absolutely worth giving a shot and no doubt one of 21st Century Fox’s best movies in recent years.

The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant
Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant

Fox clearly took a giant leap of faith with The Revenant giving such creative control to the production team and cast and it turned out unbelievably in their favor bagging Leonardo Di Caprio his one and only Oscar to this day and delivering an action packed primal film for fans around the globe. Whilst not necessarily praised as highly in terms of critics as some of the other picks on this list The Revenant is not to be taken lightly and is a unique experience that as far as 21st Century Fox movies go is definitely worth a look.

Avatar (2009)

Credit: Photo by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5885988bd) Sam Worthington Avatar – 2009 Director: James Cameron Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation USA Scene Still

Fox claimed the title for the highest grossing movie of all time up until the release of Avengers Endgame with the visual masterpiece that is Avatar. Released back in 2009 Avatar changed the perception of what movies were able to do and shaped the sci-fi landscape that we see today. For many this may well be Fox’s best film ever but all whom have watched it no doubt consider it to be easily in the upper tier of the company’s arsenal.

Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

Did Fox do anything astoundingly impressive for the industry with Deadpool, no, but did they create one of the best action/comedies going around, absolutely. Ryan Reynolds was a perfect pick for the role and it’s surprising to know that it actually took a very long time for the company to back starting production of the film. With a quality storyline pushed by a hilarious cast you really can’t go wrong with Fox’s Deadpool.

Alien (1979)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

21st Century Fox clearly has a knack for sci-fi thrillers, and the original Alien is no different. A masterpiece of its genre at the time which still holds up today this sci-fi/horror is a movie of it’s kind at it’s very best. A movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat at all times and very quickly invested in it’s main characters/themes Alien is no doubt a must-watch Fox film and deservedly on this list.

Home Alone (1990)

A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

Home Alone is going on this list, did it change the landscape of the industry no, was it revolutionary in it’s area, well sort of, but you just cannot say that Home Alone isn’t at the very pinnacle of Christmas movies and will put bums in seats year after year even three decades after it’s initial release. Fox is behind arguably the greatest Christmas film ever made and just had to be on this list.

Cast Away (2001)

Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Tom Hanks in Cast Away

Last but absolutely not least, Cast Away is a Tom Hanks masterclass and a rollercoaster of emotions from the start right to the very end, you’ll struggle to muster another film that takes on the idea of a man stripped from everything and brought back to his primal instincts better than 21st Century Fox’s Cast Away. Without doubt one of the studio’s best and with Tom Hanks steering the ship Cast Away is absolutely a Fox must-watch.

21st Century Fox movies have been dominant players in the industry over many years and in many cases when that iconic logo pops up on you’re screen you’re due for a quality experience. Are they free from some poor efforts over the years absolutely not but there is no doubt about it. 21st Century Fox has produced plenty of must-watch films over the course of it’s existence with hopefully many more to come.

If you can think of any other Fox classics/must-watchers put them down in the comments below!

The Best Streaming Services For Australians in 2021

The days of needing to physically go out to a cinema to see the latest film releases are well and truly past us, and whilst there is of course still big value in making a day out of going to the cinema many nowadays choose the comfort of their own couch and home along with a streaming service for most, if not all their movie needs. Especially given the global pandemic that has ravaged the industry and the ability for cinemas to run over the last year it seems that now is as appropriate a time as ever to take a look at The Best Streaming Services Available to Australians in 2021.

Netflix

Netflix logo

Netflix has dominated the scene for many years now and still stands as the most used service with over 182.8 million subscribers as of April 2020. With a plentiful catalogue of Movies and Tv shows Netflix is no doubt the most well known service, but lets have a look at some of the pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Considerably cheap subscription options (Starting at $10.99 per month in Australia)
  • Massive catalogue (Thousands of Movie and Tv titles)
  • Easy setup
  • Offline playback (Downloadable content)
  • Support across almost all devices
  • Netflix Original films

Cons:

  • Latest Tv episodes not available right away
  • Outdated library (Newer content takes time to come to the platform)
  • Catalogue depends on location (Different titles depending on where you live)

Overall Netflix is a really quality streaming service and arguably the best if you’re looking for variety and aren’t too concerned with a somewhat outdated library. The platform is well priced between $11-$20 per month and has a good support service available if you have issues.

Disney Plus

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Disney Plus has burst onto the streaming scene over the last few years surpassing 73.7 million subscribers last year. By making everything Disney associated exclusive to it’s service it has quickly become one of the most popular services available, priced really well at $8.99 per month or $89.99 a year Disney Plus is definitely a good option for those looking to stream content in 2021.

Pros:

  • Very well priced relative to other streaming services
  • Exclusive Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic titles that can’t be streamed on other platforms
  • Disney Plus Originals
  • Good device compatibility

Cons:

  • Licensing issues leading to many titles not being available yet
  • Unreliable interface (Bugs, errors and general problems are fairly common)
  • Limited Fox content
  • No way to manually adjust streaming quality

Disney Plus is the perfect and realistically the only streaming platform for viewers looking for anything Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar or National Geographic and with a low price tag is definitely a good option overall, only really being held back by interface issues and obviously a narrower catalogue compared to other services.

Stan

Stan Logo

Stan is certainly one of the smaller services out there, but with a still considerable 2.1 million subscribers as of August 2020 it definitely shouldn’t be counted out when on the search for a streaming platform. Exclusive to Australia and with reasonably priced plans starting at $10 a month Stan might just be for you.

Pros:

  • Good device compatibility
  • Easily navigated and well made interface
  • Decent catalogue of Movies and Tv shows
  • Original Tv shows
  • Focus on Australian content

Cons:

  • Some Tv shows not fully available (Only some episodes)
  • Not the best recommendation system

Stan in essence is the Australian Netflix, and with good device compatibility and user interface plus many quality originals is a good option for those looking for a well priced homegrown streaming service that is Australian made and run. The focus on Australian content is a big player for viewers who appreciate/are looking for it and coupled with a growing library of global content Stan will continue to grow for years to come.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video logo

Amazon seems to be branching into every market it possibly can, Amazon Prime Video is no different. With a huge catalogue and costing just $6.99 a month or $59 per year the service is well and truly competitive price wise and boasting over 50 million subscribers worldwide is no doubt a big player in the Australian market.

Pros:

  • Huge Catalogue
  • 4K and HDR streaming quality
  • Offline download options
  • Allows users to rent or buy content
  • Occasional sports content

Cons:

  • Loses content to other services due to licensing issues
  • (Although Larger) Lesser quality catalogue compared to other services

Amazon Prime Video has come a long way since starting in 2011 as a regular video rental service to become one of the big players in the streaming market. Competitively priced the service mainly stands out with it’s Originals which continue to grow in popularity, and though the catalogue isn’t of quite as high a standard (Although much larger) compared to other services (Mainly due to licensing issues) Amazon Prime Video is still a quality option.

Direct Comparisons:

Pricing:

Netflix Disney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
Starts at $10.99 per month$8.99 per month or $89.99 a yearStarts at $10 per month$6.99 per month or $59 a year
Service Plan Comparison

Subscribers:

Netflix (Global)Disney Plus (Global)Stan (Exclusive to Australia)Amazon Prime Video (Global)
182+ Million73+ Million2+ Million50+ Million
Subscriber Comparison

Catalogue (Tv Shows):

NetflixDisney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
798 shows284 shows 632 shows1345 shows
Tv Show Amount Comparison

Catalogue (Movies):

NetflixDisney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
3,600+ Movies500+ Movies1,300 + Movies18,405 Movies
Movie Amount Comparison

Choosing the Best Streaming Service For You?

All in all it’s clear that Australia has plenty of fantastic streaming services to offer and it really depends on the type of viewer you are when choosing the right one for you. Pricing is fairly consistent across all the options but still is important to consider long term in order to get the best value out of your decision.

Amazon Prime Video has an absolutely huge catalogue but lacks quality for it, Netflix has a more refined list but is edging more towards originals, Stan puts in an effort to push Australian content and Disney Plus targets it’s own audience with exclusive rights to big franchises. Currently it seems that Netflix stands as the best option for most due to such a wide and quality catalogue, however there are big cases to be pushed for Stan, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime video as well…

Can ‘The Batman’ Rival it’s Genius Predecessors?

Whilst we’re still a long while away from the massively anticipated release of ‘The Batman’ which is set to hit the screens some time in 2022 (Current release date March 22) you can’t help but be excited to see what Robert Pattinson can do in the iconic role and even more so what Matt Reeves can do from a directorial point of view.

No doubt it is going to take some serious quality for the diehard Dark Knight trilogy fans to be able to wholeheartedly accept ‘The Batman’ but you must say considering it’s predecessors, even for casual fans this movie does have a LOT to live up to. The Dark Knight trilogy stands as arguably the best ‘superhero’ story of all time and especially ‘The Dark Knight’ which is considered by so many to be the best ‘superhero’ film ever made, so should we be looking for a step up from Pattinson?

Filming for the movie has well and truly got underway and the initial trailer released back in August definitely shows some promise.

Behind the scenes photos of Robert Pattinson filming 'The Batman'
Behind the Scenes images of ‘The Batman’ in filming

But should fans be nervous? Well, there are a few reasons that might lead ‘The Batman’ to struggle to stand up on it’s own:

DC Attempting to Please Everyone…

DC needs to be really careful in its approach creatively as far as ‘The Batman’ goes, because they are well and truly aware of the fact that their fanbase is really divided into two key groups relating to the new release. One is looking for a completely unseen and new creative approach towards the character that does the previous trilogy justice but doesn’t hug onto its direction for safety, the other is so attached to the previous trilogy that it wants to see nothing other than an extension of what they feel is DC at their very best.

Poster for 'The Dark Knight'
Will the success of ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy be too much for ‘The Batman’ to excel

This is a problem for DC and a cause for concern for a few reasons, the first of which being the fact that if DC decides to overly consider public outpour that is hitting media leading up to ‘The Batman’ they more than likely will get caught up attempting to please everyone and in doing so end up producing a movie that gets tangled between trying to stand as it’s own piece and doing justice to the previous one.

It also means that Matt Reeves may well struggle to find complete creative freedom under the production company that we’ve seen time and time again choose safety over creative integrity, a decision that has led to their downfall and the eventual Marvel dominance over the last decade.

Unrealistic Expectations:

The problem with producing one of the most highly regarded superhero trilogies of all time is that anything following that body of work is going to come under serious heat and criticism according to a public sense that the next new film needs to be bigger and better in almost every faucet.

While it would be unfair to say fans shouldn’t be excited for ‘The Batman’ it is tough to put so much unbelievable pressure and unattainable expectation on a movie where eventually even in the case that it is good, the fact that it isn’t moviemaking genius deems it a flop. Robert Pattinson is coming back into the blockbuster industry after spending a fair bit of time producing lower budgeted flicks and there is no way for the ‘Twilight’ star to succeed in a role that is being placed under impossible expectation.

With fans already passing a fair bit of hate the way of Pattinson and really the entire approach that ‘The Batman’ seems to be taking, it’s important neither the cast/production team nor the studio allow that to affect the film in any way because it will more than likely just do unnecessary damage.

Changing The Traditional ‘Batman’ Persona:

It has been reveled that ‘The Batman’ is going to appreciate the origins of Batman but also attempt to take a new stance on the way the character is portrayed, personally I feel it might be good to see a bit of character insight in a new light but there is no doubt traditional fans who’ve known Batman as a gritty and stone cold vigilante may be concerned with this, and they have a right to be.

Many pin the blame on Pattinson whom they feel is developing a ‘Twilight’ style Batman and while we really won’t have a great idea of what’s being done behind the camera until the movie hits the screens the fact that a new side of Batman is in the works is reason to both be excited and concerned.

More than likely ‘The Batman’ will be a noir driven adventure and fingers crossed Pattinson will be up to the challenge because such a significant change to the status quo would be daunting for even the best actors, and that is without going into the nature of the passionate fanbase surrounding Batman.

Can Pattinson stand up in his new role as ‘Batman’

Considering this is one of Pattinsons biggest ever roles and really one of his first in the type of role that ‘The Batman’ requires him to be, it’s important that fans consider his adaption as a piece of it’s own and try to avoid directly comparing it to the work of Christian Bale’s whom previously donned the cape and mask. Although I think everybody knows that is not going to happen.

At this point all fans can do is hope he knocks it out of the park and puts in a quality performance, and hopefully with the direction of Reeves and the full support of the studio we’ll see a well received release some time in 2022…

The Mandalorian is a start, but ‘Obi-Wan’ can breathe life back into Star Wars…

With the recent hit ‘The Mandalorian’ proving there is still so much creative potential left in Star Wars, diehard fans and casual watchers alike have plenty to look forward to with the return of both Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor coming to fruition for the development of the new ‘Obi-Wan’ series set to start filming early into the new year.

There are so many reasons why this is such a big deal for both the Star Wars franchise as well as its fans…

A chance to bring back the classic lightsaber duels which brought the franchise global fans in the beginning.

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‘Obi-Wan’ has a fantastic opportunity given its throw-backish nature to bring about the return of some lightsaber usage and duels that diehard star wars fans haven’t seen for years. Before the modern era of films Star Wars had a quality plotline which was backed up by some jaw-droppingly intense and impressive lightsaber duels that put people in seats time and time again all around the world.

This isn’t to say that the modern film don’t have the same level of creative integrity, which is debatable but a separate issue. It just means that as a star wars fan you’ve surely have missed some of the classic duels that made the franchise what it was, and that is exactly what this new Kenobi series can bring you if given the right creative pushes from Disney and the cast.

The opportunity for the resurfacing of beloved characters from times gone by.

With the series supposedly exploring in more depth the character ark of Kenobi there surely is room for some fan pleasing moments with the return of iconic characters such as Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, Commander Cody and even the potential entering of Ahsoka Tano.

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Obviously there can be no expectations as to which characters we may see pop up along the timeline of the new series but without doubt fans should hope to see at least a few along the journey, something which could bring back the spark from older viewers returning to see characters that made their childhood. The return of older characters and concepts also gives the new generation of star wars watchers the chance for a taster of why the serious is still so popular so many years after its initial release.

A potential landmark in the future of the franchise and it’s direction with both films and series works.

Finally, whilst we know so little about how the series will turn out we can only hope that it will serve as a creative landmark for disney as they tackle how to push the franchise forward going into the future. Following the success of Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’ series there has been a standard undoubtedly set for Star Wars fans who want to see like it both in the form of series work and films going into the future.

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There really is so much to look forward to with the upcoming filming of ‘Obi-Wan’ and without doubt Star Wars fans should feel in safe hands with the return of franchise legends who surely will do nothing but good for what stands as one of the most passionately followed stories of all time…